The City of Binghamton is starting work on reconstructing bridges over Pierce Creek on the South Side. 

The work on Belden Street is underway to be followed by work on Conklin Avenue.

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Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the two bridges will get new structural steel, bridge decking and sidewalks under a $2.2 million reconstruction plan.

Motorists should anticipate closures and detours during the course of the projects.

The construction of the Belden Street Bridge should be complete later this year with the construction on the Conklin Avenue Bridge to start shortly thereafter and be done next year.

The Belden Street span was built in 1972 and has never gotten a major upgrade. It handles 4,200 vehicles a day.

The Conklin Avenue Bridge, that carries 12,800 vehicles a day, was built in 1972 and had its last face-lift in 1999.

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Meanwhile, the New York State Department of Transportation says work is being done on Interstate 88 West to Route 7 at Exit 1 in the Town of Dickinson.  That ramp is closed through July 22nd for resurfacing.

The DOT says detours are posted on I-88 West, New York State Route 7 and local roads to direct traffic around the ramp work.